coconuts with Chi this summer
As the temperature rises here in the UK we all want something refreshing to ease us into the summer heat. We here at Chi bring to you 5 creative and coconutty ideas to use your Chi and chill out this season.
1.) Summer Coconut Popsicles
Beat the heat with these 100% natural homemade coconut water popsicles! Add in some fresh fruit to get a serving of your five a day. Stick your popsicles in the freezer, wait 8 hours or overnight and enjoy your frozen lolly. Check out the recipe here.
2.) Coconut Raspberry Ice Cream
What better way to cool down this summer than this decadent looking Coconut raspberry ice cream! This DIY frozen treat is delicious, free from dairy, refined sugars and vegan friendly! Get the recipe here.
3.) Watermelon Coconut Summer Slushie
Skip the artificial colours and flavours and added sugars and chill out with this healthy DIY Watermelon Coconut slushie cooler. Full recipe here.
4.) Coconut Acai Bowl
Use coconut milk in your next acai bowl for a coconutty spin! You could also step up your topping game with some added coconut flakes or fresh berries for an added fibre and antioxidant boost! To get the recipe click here.
5.) Maple Iced Coconut Coffee
Kick start your morning and get your daily caffeine fix with this chilled Maple Coconut Coffee. The maple twist in your morning coffee will surely be a sweet start to your morning. Full recipe here.
to be more active
This week we have been seriously inspired by #ThisGirlCan, a national campaign created by Sport England to celebrate active women everywhere. Their aim is to encourage other women to get involved in fitness, “no matter how well they do it or how red their face gets.”
If you’ve been living under a rock and haven’t seen the TV ad, tweets or billboards, then check out some of the great slogans they’ve been using:
You can also check out the TV advert here: #ThisGirlCan
Sport England has said that no models were used in the campaign, just women of all shapes, sizes and ages getting stuck into sport and exercise.
We think their approach has been spot on, so we decided to ask what our Instagram followers thought of the campaign and find out which sports and fitness bloggers inspire them to be fit, healthy and active.
Recommended by @lisa_s_goodman who thinks #ThisGirlCan is “mega inspiring!”
“It all began when I started sharing my food diaries and workouts on Instagram. My friends would often ask me for meal ideas and tips, and I realised I loved talking about health and fitness. I found it so motivating that I decided to start my blog, Gymbags & Gladrags.”
“Sharing my journey to a healthier, fitter body helps to keep me on track and inspires my readers to achieve their goal body. Together we work to better ourselves and I love that sense of community.”
“The #ThisGirlCan campaign mirrors what I believe perfectly. I love it!”
“I’m Polly and I’m a former PE-dodger! I was inspired to create runningforaugust when I signed up to run the London Marathon in honour of my friend August who had completed it in 2012. August was brave, hard working and outstandingly generous, and I was devastated when she had a fatal accident in 2014. I aspire to be like her every day, and I’ve found running to be the best therapy, as well as a community of support that is inspiring beyond words.”
Polly thinks that #ThisGirlCan “is an awesome campaign!”
Recommended by @louisa_troughton
“I’m a 21 year old student at the University of Warwick who is training to be an elite triathlete. Since I was young I have always been obsessed with sport and anything to do with it – whatever the challenge, I was there and I loved how sport brought people from all backgrounds together.”
“I started my blog last year to chat about my sporting endeavours, share my passion for healthy living, and to inspire and motivate others to think they “can do it too.”
“I think the #ThisGirlCan campaign is long overdue. Girls everywhere worry about image, body and judgement. The gym is supposed to leave you sweaty, not glamorous and we should all embrace it! Be proud of what you do, and who you are.”
Well said, girls! Join the conversation on Twitter and let everyone know that #ThisGirlCan